by Angie Weber | Featured Contributor
I have a very important question for you, reader. When is the last time you got excited about a dollar?
I mean like really, jump-up-and-down, can’t-wait-to-put-it-in-your-piggy-bank, kind of excited. I’m going to take a wild guess that it probably hasn’t been anytime soon.
Let’s change that.
A few weeks ago my husband and I got a very exclusive invite to an A-list party… a 4 year old’s birthday. Well actually, my kids got the invite, but they say it’s all about who you know.
During the opening of the presents, the birthday girl tore open a card and yelled with pure joy and excitement, “Mom, look… A DOLLAR!” Unknown to her- it, in fact, was not a dollar – it was a crisp twenty.
This happened a few more times throughout the opening and she held the same excitement each time she saw another “dollar.” It got me thinking; not only did this little kid have more cash on her than I did, it made me realize we might not be celebrating a dollar as much as we should.
We have some big sales goals around here at the tena.cious office and I’m sure (or hope) you do as well. But would you really be excited if you made a sale for 100 pennies? You probably wouldn’t be too thrilled unless there were enough pennies to equal a few Benjamins.
But why not?
Let’s embrace our inner 4-year-old. Let’s focus on the fact that it’s a sale! I know it’s easy to move right on to the next one, but we should be celebrating each and every sale we bring in.
Let’s give Washington a little more credit. Yes, it is only a dollar, but you need to start somewhere, right?
The birthday party, mixed with the fact that I just finished listening to “Profit First” on audible, has had my head spinning. If you haven’t hopped on the bandwagon of listening, get with it girl- they are amazing!
PS. If you haven’t listened or read this book yet, you should probably stop reading this blog and go download it right now. The book seriously blew my mind when it comes to money and business. This system pretty much makes you account for every.single.dollar. It’s like Dave Ramsey for biz. And, you may have already guessed it from the title, he makes you think about your profit first. Yes, first. Not your expenses, not your sales, your profit. You know that thing that you dreamed of when you became an entrepreneur.
But I can’t lie, even though all the accounts and transactions can be intimidating, it makes you really think about every dollar you were bringing in… and sending out. It’s crazy to think how many of those Washington’s you could be keeping in your account vs. spending. (e.g. gym memberships … need I say more?!)
By now you’re probably wondering, what’s the purpose of Angie spitting all of this out at me?
A) I want you to get excited about those dollar bills coming into your account! To be considered a business (not a hobby), you need money. So let’s give a high five on any sale coming your way – no matter how big or small!
B) Think about your profit, peeps. Let’s keep a hold of some more of that money and rethink the places we are spending it.
The next time I see (or hear from) you, I want to you to be excited about your sales and profits – the really, jump-up-and-down, can’t-wait-to-put-it-in-your-piggy-bank, kind of excited.
So get out there and get those dollar bills, y’all.
After time spent searching for the perfect job and having no luck, Angie Weber was introduced to tena.cious. Not only did she find her passion for small business, she also discovered one very important thing about herself- she is a true intrapreneur. (You know, those people who act like entrepreneurs, but don’t have as much risk in the game?)
While she co-runs tena.cious and helps clients showcase their personalties online, she also spreads awareness about intrapreneurs- the good, the bad, and the
ugly awesomeness. If you want to get an inside look on intrapreneurs, check out here podcast, The Intrapreneur Life.